The Petrified Forest National Park continues its artist in residence program with Brad Bachmeier who will be doing his residence in the park from now until July 12.
Bachmeier currently serves as the Professor of Art Education at Minnesota State University Moorhead. In 2013, Professor Bachmeier received the “Excellence in Research and Creative Activity” award from MSUM. In 2007, upon completion of an MFA degree in ceramics from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, his exhibit A Ceramic Humanity was bestowed the only Award of Distinction for Creative Exhibition ever granted at the school. In 2009, Professor Bachmeier received the prestigious bi-annual North Dakota Governor’s Award in Arts Education for his “numerous, significant and continued contributions to the state and region.”
Bachmeier’s ceramic work is collected nationally and has received numerous other awards. His works are held in numerous regional and national public and private collections including the North Dakota Governor’s Mansion, The Microsoft Permanent Collection, The South Dakota Museum of Art, The Plains Art Museum and Michelle Obama’s office in the White House. Bachmeier also specializes in large-scale vessels and is one of only a few dozen brick relief sculpture artists in the country.
For more information about the Artist-In-Resident program you can contact: Ranger Kip Woolford at (928)524-6228 Ext. 273 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.